The name Heritage may seem English to many people at first glance, and perhaps it is, since it is written without an accent. However, the same word also exists in French, Tissot's mother tongue. In both languages it means inheritance, but, despite the financial value of a Tissot watch, it does not refer to money or valuables. Heritage is rather the cultural or spiritual heritage left to us by generations of ancestors. It is the tradition of Swiss watchmaking and the long history of the House of Tissot to which the name Tissot Heritage refers.
Watches with history
The Tissot Heritage series was founded in 2003 on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Swiss watch manufacturer. Its purpose is to celebrate the history and tradition of the Tissot brand and, accordingly, the names of most of the models in the series refer to an important year in its eventful past. The watches are each designed with reference to the models of the time to which they refer. Since its foundation in 1853, Tissot has experienced many trends in watch fashion. It was an innovator who always put new ideas into practice, such as the first watches made of plastic, stone and wood. So it is no wonder that the Heritage models, which are meant to show them all respect, represent such a great variety.